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Codarts is a Rotterdam based international university providing high level professional arts education in music, dance and circus arts. The university has about 1,000 students, of 50 nationalities, and around 340 staff members.

  • Big Day Festival: Arlon Luijten
    Het Big Day Festival, zaterdag 1 april 2017, de Doelen, Rotterdam. In de aanloop naar dit festival spreken we in deze rubriek, *Big Talk* met mensen die betrokken zijn bij het evenement. ‘Het gaat vibreren en knallen’ Op zaterdag 1 april 2017 vindt de derde editie plaats van het tweejaarlijkse festival The Big... Read more »
  • Big Day Festival: Jan Kuhr
    Het Big Day Festival, zaterdag 1 april 2017, de Doelen, Rotterdam. In de aanloop naar dit festival spreken we in deze rubriek, *Big Talk* met mensen die betrokken zijn bij het evenement. ‘Dit is uniek in festivalland’ Op zaterdag 1 april 2017 vindt de derde editie plaats van het tweejaarlijkse festival het Big Day... Read more »
  • Sharon Zarr
    Iedere maand maak je in deze interviewrubriek kennis met de beste muzikanten, dansers en circusartiesten van morgen. Deze maand: Sharon Zarr (23), die onlangs samen met zijn band Rondé een album lanceerde Studeert: Drums (Pop) Uit: Breda, Nederland RONDÉ? “De band is in 2014 ontstaan op de Herman Brood Academie in Utrecht. Ik ben nu twee jaar lid. We... Read more »
  • Emine Bostancı
    Iedere maand maak je in deze interviewrubriek kennis met de beste muzikanten, dansers en circusartiesten van morgen. Deze keer: Emine Bostancı (21) Studeert: Klassieke kemençhe (Master Muziek): eerste jaar Uit: Istanbul, Turkije Klassieke kemençhe? “Dat is een traditioneel instrument met drie snaren, ongeveer vijftig centimeter lang. Toen ik z’n geluid voor het eerst hoorde – op... Read more »

Music
For many years the music study programmes at Codarts have had a high reputation both at home and abroad. The good name of the school can be attributed to the top quality it offers in a broad range of study areas (classical music, jazz, pop music, world music, music theatre, music in education), attuned to the demands of the international professional field. This gives students the possibility to come in contact with different music styles in an international environment with students from all the continents and teachers of international name and fame.

Dance
Codarts prepares its dance students for a professional career as dancer or teacher. By emphasizing excellence, Codarts aspires to educate highly qualified dance artists who can find work in the international employment market. In the studios of Codarts, as well as our own top teachers, there are always dance professionals from the Netherlands and abroad at work as guest teachers or choreographers. The students gain ample stage experience through performances, theatre tours and festivals, and through internships at well-known dance companies with which Codarts has close ties. Students are also able to take part in exchange programmes with other prominent dance schools in Europe and the USA.

Circus
The bachelor’s programme in Circus Arts provides a four-year training for young talents to become professional performing circus artists. They qualify in their own circus specialization. Besides, they acquire a broad base of circus techniques. Theatre, dance and creation are also important components of the study programme. During their study students already build up much practical experience through projects and presentations, at festivals and in theatres. Circus Arts is member of the FEDEC, the European Federation of Professional Circus Schools, and participates in the conferences, the workshops and the school presentations at the CIRCA Festival in Auch, France.

Research
In the interest of the further professionalization of the university and its study programmes, Codarts pays much attention to research.